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ZK_AFD was an important Lockheed Electra 10a, built in 1937. It was often the first plane to fly new national routes in the 1930s and 1940s. Eight aircraft eventually operated in New Zealand - seven for Union Airways/NAC and one for Trans Island Airways. Milson Airport was established in 1936, on the site of the Palmerston North Aero Club.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Av42_009527
Title
ZK-AFD outside Palmerston North Airport
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Av 42
Date
1950

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Place
Palmerston North

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Tags
1950s,
aeroplane,
airplane,
airport,
aviation,
biplane,
black and white,
flight,
hangar,
milson airport,
national airways corporation,
photographs,
plane,
transport,
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